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Drug Rash With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome Induced by Chloral Hydrate in Early Childhood

Yoo SD, Kim SG, Kim SH, Kim HY

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):270-272.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.270
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome, also known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS), is a rare, acute and severe life-threatening systemic disease. DRESS syndrome is characterized by...
Laryngeal Spasm Mimicking Asthma and Vitamin D Deficiency

Masoero M, Bellocchia M, Ciuffreda , Ricciardolo FLM, Rolla G, Bucca C

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):267-269.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.267
We present a woman with heterozygous carnitine palmitoyl transferase 2 (CPT-2) deficiency who in the last 6 months suffered from episodic dyspnea and choking. Symptoms could not be attributed to...
The Prevalence of Serum Specific IgE to Superantigens in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Patients

Liu JN, Shin YS, Yoo HS, Nam YH, Jin HJ, Ye YM, Nahm DH, Park HS

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):263-266.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.263
Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterium present in upper respiratory tract, and the toxins it produced are involved in allergic inflammation pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the clinical...
Mite and Booklouse Fauna From Vacuumed Dust Samples From Beijing

Sun JL, Shen L, Chen J, Yu JM, Yin J

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):257-262.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.257
A significant-source of allergens come from house dust that contain particles derived from arthropods, molds, and pet dander. This study evaluated mite and booklouse fauna from vacuumed dust samples in...
p53 Codon 72 Genetic Polymorphism in Asthmatic Children: Evidence of Interaction With Acid Phosphatase Locus 1

Saccucci P, Verrotti A, Giannini C, Verini M, Chiarelli , Neri A, Magrini A

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):252-256.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.252
Several lines of evidence are implicating an increased persistence of apoptotic cells in patients with asthma. This is largely due to a combination of inhibition, or defects in the apoptotic...
Small Airway Impairment and Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Asthma Onset

Sposato B, Scalese M, Migliorini MG, Di Tomassi M, Scala R

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):242-251.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.242
PURPOSE: Our study tried to find a relationship between baseline FEF25-75% and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and whether a greater FEF25-75% impairment may be a marker of a more severe hyperresponsiveness...
Highly Protective Association of MMP-2-1306C/T Promoter Polymorphism With Asthma in a North Indian Population: A Pilot Study

Birbian N, Singh J, Jindal SK

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):234-241.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.234
PURPOSE: Asthma is the most prevalent disease in India according to the national survey conducted by NFHS 2 in 1998-1999. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), a collagenase encoded by the MMP-2 gene,...
Clinical Characteristics of Gastroallergic Anisakiasis and Diagnostic Implications of Immunologic Tests

Chung YB, Lee J

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):228-233.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.228
PURPOSE: Recent studies have used the term "gastroallergic anisakiasis" to describe incidental gastrointestinal infection with Anisakis spp. larvae, proposed as a causative agent of food hypersensitivity. However, it is unknown...
A Nationwide Survey of Inhalant Allergens Sensitization and Levels of Indoor Major Allergens in Korea

Park HJ, Lee JH, Park KH, Ann HW, Jin MN, Choi SY, Lee YW, Hong CS, Park JW

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):222-227.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.222
PURPOSE: The higher prevalence of respiratory allergic disease may be due to increased exposure to inhalation allergens. We conducted a survey of allergic diseases in autumn and winter with detection...
Comparison of Diagnostic Criteria and Determination of Prognostic Factors for Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome

Kim DH, Koh YI

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):216-221.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.216
PURPOSE: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is characterized by prolonged clinical symptoms even after the withdrawal of the culprit drug. Different criteria to diagnose DRESS syndrome...
Efficacy of Probiotic Therapy on Atopic Dermatitis in Children: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial

Yang HJ, Min TK, Lee HW, Pyun BY

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):208-215.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.208
PURPOSE: To evaluate a therapeutic efficacy of probiotics mixture (probiotics) in the treatment of children with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel trial with a washout period of...
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Suppresses Asthmatic Responses via CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells and Dendritic Cells

Kim YJ, Kim HJ, Kang MJ, Yu HS, Seo JH, Kim HY, Park SJ, Lee YC, Hong SJ

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):201-207.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.201
PURPOSE: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is known to suppress the asthmatic responses in a murine model of asthma and to induce dendritic cells (DCs) maturation. Mature DCs play a crucial role...
Current Status of Standardization of Inhalant Allergen Extracts in Korea

Jeong KY, Lee JH, Kim EJ, Lee JS, Cho SH, Hong SJ, Park JW

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):196-200.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.196
Allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy in Korea rely mostly on imported allergen extracts. However, some allergens that are not important in Western countries are not commercially available, and even the same...
Is There a Link Between Obesity and Asthma?

Kim SH, Sutherland ER, Gelfand EW

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):189-195.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.189
Increasing epidemiological data identify a link between obesity and asthma incidence and severity. Based on experimental data, it is possible that shared inflammatory mechanisms play a role in determining this...
Immunomodulating Approach to Asthma Using Mycobacteria

Choi IS

  • Allergy Asthma Immunol Res.
  • 2014 May;6(3):187-188.
  • doi: 10.4168/aair.2014.6.3.187
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